Walgreens to spend windfall from GOP tax cuts on itself

Walgreens this week said it plans to buy back as much as $10 billion in shares and raised dividends 10 percent in the wake of the GOP tax cut passed in December. The company is the latest to spend its tax windfall on shares, rather…

Trump’s Ramadan dinner is an attempt to distract us from his record of Islamophobia

The Trump administration plans to hold its first iftar dinner at the White House on Wednesday, a surprising break from the president’s decision not to hold one last year. But in continuing the decades-long annual White House tradition commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,…

Virginia school district vows to fight on despite losing transgender bathroom ruling

A Virginia school district plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision that the district discriminated against a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, they stopped from accessing the boys’ restroom. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers argued that Title IX, a civil rights law that says no…

Trump’s plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding will do a lot more than target abortion

In a proposed regulation expected to be announced this week, the Trump administration plans to fundamentally change the country’s only federal family planning program dedicated to providing reproductive care to low-income people, by cutting funding for clinics that provide abortions and barring doctors from telling patients…

Was Trump ‘wagging the dog’ with strikes in Syria?

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, telling his top military aides that America’s strategic goals no longer warranted U.S. military involvement there. Just days later, the US military was raining bombs down in the capital city Damascus, in what…

Trump administration signals how little it cares about the Summit of the Americas

President Donald Trump cancelled his plans to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru this weekend, saying that he needs to stay in the United States in order to decide how to respond to Saturday’s deadly chemical attack in Syria. Trump has already…